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Go-lite Reeds letting in water after about 1.5 hours.
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Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Go-lite Reeds letting in water after about 1.5 hours. on 02/15/2009 15:14:50 MST Print View

I recently tried out my Go-lite reeds for the first time. They worked excellently for about 1.5 hours of heavy rain and then started to let in water, resulting in my trouser being fairly soaked after about 3-4 hours. Is this about the performance I can expect from them?

The pants are about four years old, but this is the first time they have been used and the DWR was working well. The weather was fairly warm, so I am sure condensation was an issue, but I don't think it would account for how wet I got.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Anyone? on 02/18/2009 02:35:16 MST Print View

Anyone please? Thanks.

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Anyone? on 02/18/2009 04:26:03 MST Print View

Did the fabric surface "wet out"? If not, then you probably have a leakage problem.

If it did wet out then there's a good chance it was from perspiration, because once it wets out the fabric will not breathe at all.